Thursday, August 10, 2006

Moab Musings 4

Sitting in the comfort of my home, at my desk looking out at the tree at the bottom of the garden, and the magnificent view over west and east Amman, I try to type .. but all the thoughts in my head are of the stupidity of war – while the programme Rock in Rio blares out from the TV set – better than news at least.

And then I remember another song – a powerful anti-war rock song back in the seventies by Edwin Starr "War" and that marvelous line "what is it good for – absolutely nothing". It gets voted No. 1 of the best top ten anti-war songs by Ideas Factory and they conclude by saying, "In answer to Edwin's question...War, what is it good for? Well, if nothing else, it provokes some great music".

And that just about sums it up, seeing as we're not going to get a ceasefire, whether in Baghdad, Gaza or Beirut … so the men, women and children of the Arab World continue to "look back in anger" … J


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What good is war? It serves the purpose of providing a legacy for those leaders that will have none when they are gone. The leaders that believe they are doing the "right" thing in war feel their legacy will benefit. However, in particular, Mr. Bush hasn't the slightist clue as to how "his" wars will effect his legacy!

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